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Which would you die from if writers went on strike? Petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system?
Atrophy of the nervous system
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Petrescence of the heart
28%
 28%  [ 2 ]
Both!
57%
 57%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 7

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Maryjane



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I've finished ADJ, and have returned to what I was reading when it came out "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut and just came across this passage and thought "TOO TRUE"

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Young Castle called me "Scoop." "Good morning, Scoop. What's new in the word game?"
"I might ask the same of you," I replied.
"I'm thinking of calling a general strike of all writers until mankind finally comes to it's senses. Would you support it?"
"Do writers have a right to strike? That would be like the police or firemen walking out."
"Or the college professors."
"Or the college professors," I agreed. I shook my head. "No, I don't think my conscience would let me support a strike like that. When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed."
"I just can't help thinking what a real shaking up it would give people if, all of a sudden, there were no new books, new plays, new histories, new poems..."
"And how proud would you be when people started dying like flies?" I demanded.
"They'd die more like mad dogs, I think - snarling and snapping at each other and biting their own tails."
I turned to Castle the elder. "Sir, how does a man die when he's deprived of the consolations of literature?"
"In one of two ways," he said, "petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system."
"Neither one very pleasant, I expect," I suggested.
"No," said Castle the elder. "For the love of God, both of you, please keep writing!"



For the love of God Chris, keep writing before we all die of "petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system"!

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I can't decide, there's not a n "I don't know" choice Sad
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But they could play JD Salinger and write stuff just for their own pleasure.
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Maryjane



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Hey it was my first poll. I was doing good to get those choices up there. So sorry for not giving you enough choices Gou baby.

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